tv Action News at 500 AM ABC August 11, 2016 5:00am-5:30am EDT
>> good morning, everyone, it is 5:00 a.m., thursday, august 11. here's what's happening. exclusive video to "action news" appears to show quite the brazen act of distracted driving. operation golden eyes, the other than of a delaware pawn shop. find out how police say the schem worked. >> there's a live look over penns landing, it's going to be a hot day, an excessive heat warning has been issued. >> it's not time for the sun to come up, it is 81 degrees. david is off, karen rogers is here and matt pellman. >> reporter: that's why the national weather service has an excessive heat warning in place, no longer a watch, a warning. hazy, hot and humid conditions. the heat index will feel like 100 degrees or more. it is 81 in philadelphia.
77 in allentown. 76 degrees in the lehigh valley. 80 in trenton. 79 in millville. 78 right now in atlantic city. and look at the dewpoints. anytime you hit 60, it feels oppressive. 76 in philadelphia. 77 in millville. 79 in dover. just oppressive humidity sticking with us, morning noon and night. hot even humid, mix of sun and clouds. we're seeing sprinkles in chester county. we're not seeing storms, the best chance will be north and west later on today. 93 degrees is the high. we'll take you hour by hour in the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> reporter: i'll tell you what i'm seeing, a boat load of construction. a boat sounds nice about now. the schuylkill expressway the ramp from the eastbound vine just reopened. one more night of this, they will be back to work and close down the vine tonight at
11:00 p.m. meanwhile, on i-95 in the great northeast, overnight work that blocked the ramp from the northbound side to cottman avenue has cleared. no morning delays yet too early for that. pennsylvania turnpike, heading eastbound by bensalem one lane you tell of commission. a crash in hat borough near the post office and more land avenue. watching a bad crash in newtown township along media line road at west chester pike. a little overnight work wrapping up there. godfrey road in radnor township head to newtown road for the next hour. >> new this morning, gunfire reyouyou-- erupted in the city's hunting park section striking a man multiple times. the victim was rushed to the hospital and is in stable condition.
police are trying to figure out who shot him and why. you now to "action news" excuse, a viewer recorded video shows a women texting allong the schuylkill expressway and steering the car with her feet. katherine scott along 76 with the video and. >> reporter: the couple caught the woman at a traffic light on belmont avenue and realized the woman behind her had her foot on the steering wheel and hands on the cell phone. we've all seen drivers on their cell phones this appears to surpass that level of distraction. a woman caught on video, phone in hand, foot on wheel. the couple was so outraged they started recording. you can see her new balance shoe on the wheel, eyes glued to the
phone, both hands typing through neighborhood streets. >> there were points where she was swerving. >> you could see her on 76 and going toward center city. that i couldn't believe. >> reporter: at one point we beeped at her to get her attention, i yelled to her, get off your phone she smirked and went back to whatever she was doing. a driver in colorado was texting speeding down the interstate with one leg on the dashboard. a passenger in the next car recorded the image and its been shared on facebook thousands of times. >> that video is horrifying. delaware state police busted three pawn shop owners
for buying and selling stolen goods. they were arrested last week. the 18 month investigation operations golden eye began in 2015. they would steal healthcare products from local cvs and walgreens stores and sell them. 23 people were involved in the scheme. a berks county burglary suspect crime spree may have stretched into lancaster county. zachary may is accused of breaking into st. john's church. he got away with $30 and caused $4,600 in damage. may is in jail for 11 other burglaries at churches and schools in berks county. new jersey chris christie calls the report that he lied about the bridgegate scandal
ridiculous. a christy aid said the governor flat out lied about the staffer's involvement. the former christy ally and aid along with brigette kelly face a federal trial next month. governor christie was not charged in the case and denies knowing anything about it. >> the perjury trial of attorney general kathleen kane will go on in a norristown courtroom. a string of former aids took to the stand to testify gains her yesterday including bruce beamer she said his heart sank when his boss asked him to block an investigation into a grand jury leak. >> meebltion karen rogers joins us it is unbelievable it is 81 degrees. >> reporter: it is 81 degrees
and we have oppressive humidity and we're sticking with it. let's look at storm tracker 6 live double scan, right now we have future tracker 6 coming up. on storm tracker 6 live we'll be able to see we have mostly clear skies. i've been watching right now some showers out to the north and west, we can go closer with double scan and see the sprinkles that are hitting here in malvern. near reading a little sprinkle. no storms just something we're watching in this unstable atmosphere. let's take you outside and show you what's going on. looking live at philadelphia international where we have cloudy skies, the temperature is currently 81 degrees. dewpoint 76. you really feeling the oppressive humidity out there. the pressure is holding steady. the winds are southwesterly rather light, but bumping up that hot and humid air mass. the ocean temperature, 79 degrees. satellite and radar showing us right now we have the clouds moving in, you can kind of see
in this unstable atmosphere along the ridge of high pressure over here, we have a disturbance moving through. yesterday was farther up to the north and west, now it's shifting a little bit. that's why we're getting the sprinkles in parts of chester county. northwest we could see a sprinkle or two. future tracker 6 showing later on this evening, at 5:30 p.m. a better chance of thunderstorm, philadelphia north and west the best chance of that. this scattered precipitation chance of a shower or thunderstorm even at 9:30 tonight. the best chance north and west. the same situation tomorrow this is a look at friday, 5:30. toward the north and west we have a chance of a shower or thunderstorm. none of this is breaking the heat. today's high, 93. 8:00 a.m., 81. 10:00 a.m., 85. lunch time, 88 degrees.
3:00 p.m., 93 that's the high. 5:00 p.m., 90 degrees a shower or thunderstorm. at the beach you have a moderate risk of a rip currents. you get a little bit of a break with a sea breeze, 87. 89 on the delaware beaches. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, hot and humid, 93. heading to the eagles game expect muggy conditions, it's going to be warm and you could see an isolated shower or thunderstorm. friday, hotter, 95. 96 on saturday. that's the core of the heat just scorching. sunday still stifling. each day you have a chance especially late in the day or a shower or thunderstorm. by monday it is not as brutal, but we're not done with the heat just yet, 91 ahead of the front that finally comes through. tuesday, we have some relief, 86 degrees. it's by wednesday when you go to the ac air show that it feels more comfortable and 84 degrees. as you look at the seven day,
most of the seven day, hot and humid conditions. >> 6abc is rewarding young people who are making a change in the community. our parent company disney is partnering with youth service america awarding 500-dollar grants for students working on community projects. head to 6abc.com and search summer of service to apply. >> 5:10. developing this morning, a deadly police operation ends with a deadly terror plot. we'll tell you where and why when we come back. the funding to ballot the zika virus is personal for a new jersey lawmaker, matt. >> reporter: good morning, everybody, this is spring garden street. it is very quiet. coming up we'll have a check on 422 and several accidents around the region when "action news" continues on this thursday morning. acme has everything you need, every day!
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>> welcome back taking a live look here, the view of the commodor barry bridge. it is 5:13 a.m., 81 degrees out there already with no sun and it is going on to be incredible hot, humid and oppressive as we make our way through the day. >> all right, matt, let's get things going with traffic, what you got. >> reporter: went out for a stroll with fido this morning and you break a sweat. >> reporter: 422 eastbound go the tail lights passing 23 heading into 202 no problems. westbound no midday construction today and tomorrow starting at 9:00 as you head toward trooper road they will be working just like rest of the days this week.
crash by sames brimming street has cleared out -- sam's bridge street has cleared out. we have overnight paving work in radnor township at godfrey road. stick with newtown or darby paoli road. construction going on on the pennsylvania turnpike. long stretch between malvern and reading three separate work zones all in the right lane. basically if you're traveling for 25 miles on the turnpike stay out of that lane. the crash at york road and more land avenue near the post office is gone in hatboro. turnpike connector in new jersey, construction taking out the right lane until further notice. time for the waze app it will be busy tonight at the linc i-95 south watch out for an on the
road thanks to craig for letting us know about that. >> canada national police said it thwarted a possible tryst a-- terrorist attack. police killed aaron driver a canadian in his mid 20s. they say he was planning a suicide bombing in a public area. canadian officials plan to release information later today. they have been watching driver for a year and court warned him not to associate with isis. judge threw out a lawsuit accusing the local media company of supporting the terror group. the judge ruled that federal law protects twitter for being held liable for the speech of its
users no matter how hazel it is. the grim sleeper has been sentenced to death accused of killing nine women is and a teenage girl. police believe he may have killed as many as 25 victims. he was dubbed the grim sleeper because of a 13 year gap between simulation. he worked as a los angeles trash collector. a 20-year-old man was taken into custody in new york city, he created the spectacle as he used suction cups to scale trump tower. he said he wanted a private audience with donald trump to discuss an important matter. police stood tan -- at an open
wood and talked to steve. they yanked him into after getting as high as the 21st floor. u.s. men's basketball team is 3-0 after rallying to beat australia 98-88. it was their 20th victory in olympic competition. carson wentz will make his debut in the eagles preseason game at the linc. else expected to play most of the second half. coach doug peterson has scripted plays for carson wentz. phillies beat the dodgers 6-2. freddie galvis hit a 3-run home run and ryan howard hit a pinch hit double.
>> a chester county man heads out to the plains could someone can dump corn on his head. it's part of a serious journey across the country. >> reporter: the temperature 81. look at the heat index what it feels like. it feels like 87 degrees right now in philadelphia at this hour. you know it's only getting worse, i'll tell you how bad it will get in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. more than dozen firefighters
needed medical treatment after battling a three-alarm fire in jersey city. 15 firefighters suffered heat exhaustion, 8 were taken to the hospital for further tests. three remain hospitalized. >> reporter: might not be the best day to clean the storm drains, but that's what they will be doing on the schuylkill expressway. >> reporter: when it's hotter. >> reporter: perfect timing. eastbound side between
conshohocken at this point at the roosevelt boulevard they will be rolling along blocking the lane starting at 59 -- 9:00 a.m., eastbound schuylkill expressway you'll see them cleaning the drains at ridge pike and 23 and 0 -- 30 are the alternates. the delays will crop up in a half-hour. >> reporter: you have to feel for the workers outside. people pouring concrete, mail deliverers, it's going to be rough. satellite and radar showing we are starting our day with clouds, you can see the disturbance riding along the ridge of high pressure here. we have showers to the north and west, we have sprinkles in chester county. that's about it. something we're watching on the radar. 7:00 a.m., 80 degrees. 10:00 a.m., 85. if you're going to work out, do it early. lunchtime, 88. 3:00 p.m., 93 that's the high. when you factor in the
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linc, they will have a hard time beating mother nature, the hot forecast coming up. >> good morning, 5:30, august 11. karen rogers it's already 81. >> reporter: it feels like 81. that's why the national weather service has the excessive heat warning not only today, hazy, hot and humid conditions. 81 in philadelphia. even in the poconos, 70. 77 in allentown. 76 in reading. 80 in trenton. 79 in dover. looking for relief in cape may. already 78 degrees right there. we can see the heat index, feels like 87 in philadelphia. feels like 85 in trenton. through much. area already feeling like it's well into the 80s. looking at satellite and radar we have lots of clouds and disturbances north and west. north of the region we have